The opera lover's essential guide
Opera Now captures the drama, colour and vitality of one of the most powerful of all the performing arts. In our issues, we showcase the creative spirit of opera, both on stage and behind the scenes, with profiles of opera companies, singers, directors and designers. Our in-depth features reflect how diverse cultural elements have influenced opera, including travel, history, literature, art, architecture, politics and philosophy.
Our lively reviews and opinion pages are a platform for writers and critics drawn from all over the world. Our aim is to inspire our opera-loving readers to broaden their knowledge and deepen their passion for this fascinating and stimulating artform.
Following the triumph of her starring role in Welsh National Opera’s Sicilian Vespers earlier this year, Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan talks to Opera Now about focusing her attentions on helping a new generation of opera singers to negotiate the storms and upheavals that have transformed the opera world in recent times.
Plus, how opera companies are preparing to re-open their doors to live performances; Carlo Bergonzi on the secret of great Verdi singing; seven female opera directors defy tradition to give us their contemporary view of opera’s heroines; the role of comic opera in tragic times; a tribute to Sir Peter Jonas; Scottish soprano Lee Bissett; the legacy of Janine Reiss, one of the great voice coaches of our time; and your chance to win a Limited Edition box set of ‘Carlo Bergonzi – The Verdi Tenor’ on CD from DECCA Classics.